Monthly Archives: March 2015

First Gold for Gold voucher of 2015 allocated!



The first of the 19 Gold for Gold vouchers that the Royal Society of Chemistry has given to the University of Cambridge for 2015 has been used to make the following article immediately open access:

Simple fluorinated moiety insertion on AB 16-23 peptide for stain-free TEM imaging
Silvia Sonzini, Samuel T. Jones, Zarah Walsh and Oren A. Scherman
Analyst, 2015, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C4AN02278E

To find out more about the Gold for Gold initiative, please see a previous blog post here:

DiVA portal

Of potential interest to chemists in related subjects.


A new link to freely accessible research material has been added to the ebook collections tab on the ebooks@cambridge webpages.

Be sure to check the box next to ‘Only documents with full text in DiVA’ before searching.

DiVA portalThe DiVA portal is a finding tool for research publications and student theses written at 36 universities and research institutions. DiVA – Academic Archive Online, is a publishing system for research and student theses and a digital archive for long-term preservation of publications.

There are 183,049 full text documents in DiVA. There are 79,669 entries in English with others being in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, German, French and Finnish. Subjects covered include humanites, social sciences, engineering, and business administration.

The universities and institutes repositories that can be searched via DiVA are:

Blekinge Institut of Technology

Dalarna University

Ersta Sköndal University College

Swedish National Defence College

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

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New RSC Gold for Gold vouchers available for 2015



The Royal Society of Chemistry has provided 19 vouchers for 2015 which cover the Article Processing Charge (APC) for the Gold route to open access. These vouchers can be used for RSC papers accepted for publication in 2014, and are valid until the end of 2015.

Vouchers will be allocated by the Chemistry Librarian on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to confirmation by the applicant that no other funding is available, e.g. from the University’s Open Access fund (authors should check before applying for a voucher at or another source. At least one of the authors should be a current member of academic staff of the University.

There is a procedure that authors should follow to request and obtain the vouchers, which is outlined on the Chemistry Library website here:

Papers made open access through the Gold for Gold scheme will be listed on the Chemistry Library website and publicised on this blog.

Guide to open science publishing by F1000Research


The recently published F1000Research Guide to Open Science Publishing gives a compact, clear and easy-to-understand basic guide on open science publishing.

It includes the chapters:

  • Open access explained
  • The merits of open peer review
  • Understanding post-publication peer review
  • What is open data?
  • What is open science?
  • About F1000Research

You can download, print, and share the PDF with colleagues!

Remaining RSC Gold for Gold vouchers for papers accepted in 2014 now allocated



The remaining Gold for Gold vouchers that the Royal Society of Chemistry has given to the University of Cambridge have been used to make the following articles (accepted in 2014) immediately open access:

Improving the mechanical stability of zirconium-based metal–organic frameworks by incorporation of acidic modulators, Ben Van de Voorde, Ivo Stassen, Bart Bueken, Frederik Vermoortele, Dirk De Vos, Rob Ameloot, Jin-Chong Tan and Thomas D. Bennett.
J. Mater. Chem. A, Paper, 2015, 3, 1737-1742. DOI: 10.1039/C4TA06396A

Mechanical properties of zeolitic metal–organic frameworks: mechanically flexible topologies and stabilization against structural collapse
T. D. Bennett, J. Sotelo, Jin-Chong Tan and S. A. Moggach
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02145B (Communication) CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 286-289

Pathway-based Bayesian inference of drug–disease interactions
Naruemon Pratanwanicha and Pietro Lió
Mol. BioSyst., 2014, 10, 1538-1548, DOI: 10.1039/C4MB00014E

Black silicon: fabrication methods, properties and solar energy applications
Xiaogang Liu, Paul R. Coxon, Marius Peters, Bram Hoex, Jacqueline M. Cole and Derek J. Frayc
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 3223-3263, DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01152J

Highly regioselective lithiation of pyridines bearing an oxetane unit by n-butyllithium
Guy Rouquet, David C. Blakemore and Steven V. Ley</br>
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8908-8911, DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03766A

Synthesis, biological evaluation and in silico and in vitro mode-of-action analysis of novel dihydropyrimidones targeting PPAR-γ
Hanumantharayappa Bharathkumar, Shardul Paricharak, K. R. Dinesh, Kodappully Sivaraman Siveen, Julian E. Fuchs, Shobith Rangappa, C. D. Mohan, Nima Mohandas, Alan Prem Kumar, Gautam Sethi, Andreas Bender, Basappa and K. S. Rangappa
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 45143-45146, DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08713E

Science and technology roadmap for graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, and hybrid systems
Andrea C. Ferrari, et al.
Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 4598-4810, DOI: 10.1039/C4NR01600A

Monitoring sessile droplet evaporation on a micromechanical device
A. Prasad, A. T.-H. Lin, V. R. Rao and A. A. Seshia
Analyst, 2014, 139, 5538-5546, DOI: 10.1039/C4AN01389A

Introductory Lecture: Mechanochemistry, a versatile synthesis strategy for new materials
William Jones and Mark D. Eddleston
Faraday Discuss., 2014, 170, 9-34, DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00162A

Direct synthesis of the Janus-head ligand (MePy)3Sn–Sn(MePy)3 using an unusual pyridyl-transfer reaction (MePy = 6-methyl-2-pyridyl)
Raúl García-Rodríguez and Dominic S. Wright
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 14529-14532, DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02216E

Sonochemically-induced spectral shift as a probe of green fluorescent protein release from nano capsules
Ulyana Shimanovich, Anna Munder, Nuno G. Azoia, Artur Cavaco-Paulo, Arie Gruzman, Tuomas P. J. Knowles and Aharon Gedanken
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 10303-10309, DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47915C

More vouchers have been allocated to the University for papers accepted in 2015. Watch this space for further information!

To find out more about the Gold for Gold initiative, please see a previous blog post here:

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online – Change of site

Oxford Language Dictionaries and Oxford English Dictionary online (which includes helpful thesauri) are really useful resources that many people probably aren’t aware of. Check them out today to see if they can help you!


Oxford Language Dictionaries Onlineis moving from to a new site.

All dictionaries are migrating to the site where formerly the English and Arabic modules of had been located.  Now all dictionaries will be available together, creating a single destination for users to explore the languages of today.  The eresources@cambridge A-Zhas been updated with the URL for the new site which is:

A redirect is available from the new site to the old site ( until 1 April 2015.

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New ebooks available in time for Easter 2015

Useful info to lighten your luggage this Easter Vacation!


Can you find and borrow all the books you need before you go home for the Easter vacation?

Frustrated that someone else beat you to that crucial book on your reading list?

Run out of space in your luggage?

5778932400_66bd670a6d_zAll might not be lost, why not have a look atLibrarySeaebook iconrch to see if we have it as an ebook? You can easily see ebooks in the LibrarySearch catalogue as they are identified by the following icon.

To view a guide on searching for ebooks please click here.

To access an ebook directly from LibrarySearch click on the text alongside the “online” part of the catalogue record, this will take you straight into the full-text of the ebook. You can do this from outside of the University campus as long as you know your Raven login. For ebooks on the Dawsonera platform you will need your Raven login on…

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